Through its Leibniz Junior Research Groups funding programme, the Leibniz Association offers talented young scientists attractive research conditions: scientific independence, competitive facilities and excellent networking opportunities.

The programme is aimed at postdoctoral researchers with an excellent track record who are keen to take on a professorship or similar academic role. As leaders of a Leibniz Junior Research Group, they are given the opportunity to pursue their own research projects and establish themselves in their respective fields.

Researchers from anywhere in the world who completed their doctorate no more than five years ago are eligible to apply.

The researchers funded in this programme are brought together for networking and training events in the Best Minds network.


Here you will find an overview of all funded projects.


You will find information on the application procedure here.

Dr Karin Effertz
Head of Division Leibniz Competition Procedure
Leibniz Association
Chausseestraße 111
10115 Berlin
T +49 30 206049 330